After a disappointing loss last week to the Dallas Renegades, the Los Angeles Wildcats take on the 2-0 DC Defenders at home. The Wildcats fail to 0-2 last week and need a win badly to avoid 0-3. It will be a tough task because the Defenders are a very tough team to beat. Quarterback Cardale Jones leads the Defenders and leads the XFL in passing with 511 yards and four touchdowns. It will be a challenging game for the Wildcats, but let’s see what head coach Winston Moss can come up with his defense.
Josh Johnson started for the first time last week and passed for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He had a passer rating of 79.9 for the game. Johnson struggled at times, but it was his first start. With more practice under his belt, i think he will play better this weekend. If the Wildcats want to beat the Defenders, johnson must play lights out.
Shawn Oakman played well in week one, but last week did not do much. On Sunday, Oakman must play well; the Wildcats need Oakman to pressure Cardale Jones to slow down the Defender’s passing attack. Oakman is a very physical player; i look for him to try to dominate the game on Sunday with his physical play.
Nelson Spruce is a big-time player for the Wildcats, he leads the XFL in receptions (17) and receiving yards (192). Also, Spruce has two touchdowns on the season. Johnson will look for Spruce often, and he will deliver, Sprice has a knack for getting open and making big plays.
Running back Elijah Hood must step in this game; he has struggled the past two weeks running the football, averaging 37 yards per game. For the Wildcats to win, Hood must play an excellent game so the Wildcats can control the clock and keep the high powered Defenders offense off the field.